Welcome to the High Point State Park blog - your source for information about nature and history programs in the Park. High Point is located in the northwestern corner of New Jersey in rural Sussex County.

Please call the Interpretive Center at 973.875.1471 if you have questions about park programs, or email us at highpointprograms@gmail.com.

For questions about hiking, camping, swimming, picnicking or other information, please call the park office at 973.875.4800 or go to the official website for High Point State Park and the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
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Monthly Calendar

To view the full program description in Google Calendar, click on the program title, then click on the "more details" link at the bottom of the expanded entry, and a new window will open with all the program information. You can also switch between "monthly, "weekly," and "agenda" views by clicking on the tabs in the upper right corner. To create a printer-friendly calendar, click on the icon to the left of the tabs. To advance through the months click on the forward/backward arrows at the top left of the calendar.

Open Hearth Cooking - Rain or Shine!

The Friends of High Point State Park will be hosting their annual Open Hearth Cooking Day on Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Interpretive Center.

Cooking demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day, so stop by any time and taste a sample of the food that has just come off the hearth. A variety of foods will be prepared, including snacks, soups, meats, and desserts. There will also be cider pressing demonstrations at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

Dishes that will be prepared during the day and will be available to sample include:

  • Salmon Cubes with Honey and Horseradish
  • Cheddar Biscuits baked in a tin kitchen
  • Impossible Shrimp Pie
  • Tomato and Onion Tart
  • Split Pea and Mulligatawny Soups
  • Corn Bread
  • Peach and Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cakes
  • Roast Turkey with Ginger Apple Stuffing
  • Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce
  • Summer Squash Casserole
  • Baked Corn and Tomatoes
  • and More!
There will also be pies and puddings as well as hot beverages.

This event is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds support future Friends of High Point programs and events. The Friends of High Point State Park is a not-for-profit organization that supports historical, scientific, educational, recreational, and natural resource management activities within the Park.

Leaf Peeping

Colorful maples in the wetlands along the Flatbrook on Sawmill Road.